Kathryn Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN

Clinical Professor

Associate Dean for Transformational Practice and Partnerships

Kenneth E. Morehead Endowed Chair in Nursing


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-2238
Email: kfiandt@unmc.edu



  • 1971, BS, University of Maryland (WRAIN)
  • 1976, MS, Indiana University
  • 1993, PhD, Indiana University


Dr. Fiandt has been a family nurse practitioner since 1976. Since then she has maintained an active practice with clinical expertise is in the areas of chronic disease management and practice improvement.

She has been active in the nursing center movement since 1990, serving as the clinical director of three nurse-managed health centers since 1990. She was at the University of Nebraska Center from 1993 until 2007. During that time she directed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and became the Director of the Morehead Center for Nursing Practice. IN 2007 she moved to Galveston TX where she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs until 2014, at that time she returned to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she currently serves as the Associate Dean for Transformational Practice and Partnerships. In addition to being active in several nursing organizations, Dr. Fiandt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2004 Cohort).


Research Interests

  • Impact of intensive primary care on vulnerable patients


Zwilling, J.G., Fiandt, K., & Ahmed, R. (2021). Comparison of rural and urban utilization of nurse practitioners in states with full practice authority. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 17(4), 386-393. https://doi.org/10.1016.j.nurpra.2020.12.033 [doi.org]

Zegers, C., Gonzales K., Smith L., Pullen C., De Alba, A., Fiandt, K. (2020). The psychometric testing of the functional, communicative, and critical health literacy tool. Patient Education and Counseling Journal, 2347-2352.

Gonzales, K., Hanish, A., Klein, A., Stappert, D., Zegers, C., Holmes, L. & Fiandt, K. (2019). Perceived impact of faculty practice on nurse practitioner education. Journal of Professional Nursing. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.12.004

Zwilling, J.G., & Fiandt, K. (2019). Where are we now? Practice-level utilization of nurse practitioners in comparison with state-level regulations. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000270

Hulme, P., Houfek, J., Fiandt, K., Barron, C., & Muhlbauer, S. (2015). An integrated FNP/PMH-NP program designed to increase access to care in a predominately rural state. Journal of Nursing Education.

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2019-Present – Family Nurse Practitioner at North Omaha Area Health (volunteer)

2016-2018 Family Nurse Practitioner at Charles Drew Community Health Center, Jackson and Crown Tower Location.

2014-present – Volunteer Family NP at SHARING/RESPECT clinics, interdisciplinary student-run clinics for underserved people.

December 2013-March 2014 – Victory Lakes Urgent Care Clinic, Univ of TX Medical Branch.

2010-2014 Family NP. Brazoria County Indigent Primary Care Clinics in Alvin and Angleton, TX.

2008-2013 Clinical Director, Nurse-Managed Clinic at St. Vincent’s House, Galveston, TX.

1993-2007 Family Nurse Practitioner Family Health Care Center, nurse-managed clinic for underserved people.

1997-2007 NP Faculty Advisor SHARING/RESPECT clinics, interdisciplinary student-run clinics for underserved people.

Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing, 1967-1971.

Sigma Theta Tau, 1975.


Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2011.

Awarded Tenure at Univ TX Medical Branch, 2010.

Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Delta Chapter, Excellence in Practice Award, 2009.

Mentor, Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, 2008.

Lena Finke Distinguished Chair in the Nursing Arts, UTMB, 2007-2013.

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